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, almost looking at quarters. mohamed el-erian from pimco said he was worried about the third quarter reporting season because there was a finite about about what companies could do from the top and they had to focus on the top line. so in october, however, we saw a bit of a recovery from q3. and our flash figures were 2%, 2.5% in october. we have not told the market what we did in november, but it was better than october. and so we've ended up, you know, towards the end of november, after november, up by 3%, a little bit more than 3%, actually. >> yeah. >> and december, we have to wait and see. because we get another attack he of quarter-itis, so you have to be very careful. >> any lessons to be learned at all? is anything to go going to be next year than what it was? >> caution prevails. we have these gray swans, the unknown unknowns. we don't know what's going to happen. but the known unknowns are clearly the eurozone we're talking about, which will muddle through. china ma had soft landing. brics had a soft landing. the third area is in the middle east which you know a lot about,
instead of looking at calendar years almost seemed to be looking at quarters. mohamed el-erian said he was worried about the reporting season because there was a finite number of what companies could do in terms of cost. a number of companies missed the top line forecast, not so many the bottom line as the top line. so in october, however, we saw a little bit of a recovery from q3. and our flash figures were 2% and we did 2.5% in october. we have not told the market what we did in november, but it was better than october. and so we've ended up, you know, towards the end of november up by 3%, a little bit more than 3%, actually. and december, we have to wait and see. >> i've seen that you're continuing the plans in china and in particular from what i can tell. >> absolutely. >> are you going to try and diversify them further? >> well, if i do have any regrets -- and i've had a few over the years that i'm willing to admit publicly -- it would be that we didn't have enough of our operations in britain and that we didn't have enough in asia and latin america, africa and the middle east and
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